My favourite part of the whole garden however is the herbaceous borders which are full of flowers such as dahlias, day lilies, artichokes, iris, sea holly and Canterbury bells
Biennials like wallflowers, Canterbury bells
and Iceland poppies sown directly in the ground can either be thinned out leaving the number you want to develop, or pricked out when the seedlings are large enough to handle.
There are many other subjects, such as Canterbury Bells
, that can be sown this way in seed trays and transplanted later.
If you only grow the cute little alpine varieties or a few Canterbury bells
, take a tip .
The plant with the most imposing bellflowers is known as Canterbury bells
BEST OF THE BUNCH Campanula (bellflower) These summer-flowering favourites come in a range of sizes and colours, but among the most popular are the Canterbury Bells
No cottage garden would be complete without its Canterbury bells
I've introduced plants with either a musical or religious theme; the rose, Symphony, Jacob's Ladder, the Bishop of Llandaff dahlia and Canterbury Bells
TRANSPLANT wallflowers, Sweet William and Canterbury Bells
into a nursery bed so that they can increase in size ready for planting out into their permanent positions in autumn.
Wallflowers, Canterbury bells
, forget-me-not and Sweet Williams must be sown without delay.
SOW hardy biennials such as delphiniums, Canterbury bells
and lupins in a spare bit of ground and transplant them into the garden in the autumn and they should flower next spring and summer.
Other seeds that you can try sowing outdoors now include pansies, double daisies, forget-me-nots, foxgloves, Canterbury bells
, verbascums and Iceland poppies.
Plant biennials such as foxgloves, Canterbury bells
and honesty, where you want them to flower next year.
Biennials include wallflowers, foxgloves, Canterbury bells
IF YOU'RE a fan of Canterbury bells
, you'll surely be tempted by the new double form from Thompson and Morgan.